Weight Management

On this interactive course, you will develop an in-depth understanding of nutrition for weight management, including the role of the media in diets and fat loss, the energy balance equation and the effects of hormonal factors. In addition, fad diets are explored, and we discuss misconceptions associated with some  common diets, as well as how to devise strategies for effective weight management.
Length: ~50 mins
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Nutrition for Exercise and Sports

This course provides you with an in-depth understanding of the three energy systems, including the characteristics of each system, how they play a role in exercise of different intensities and duration, how they interact and the fuels required for each. The course also explores how we should eat for energy, how we store this energy and how it is used during exercise.
Length: ~40 mins
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Nutrition and Health

This interactive course gives you a chance to uncover the basics of nutrition and the relationship to body composition and health. You will also explore obesity and the common diseases associated with nutrition and health: diabetes and coronary heart disease. This bitesize course suitable for anyone wishing to understand more about how their own diet and eating habits can impact health and wellbeing, as well as how altering those habits can minimise risk.
Length: ~40 mins
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Understanding Fats

Fats are commonly misunderstood, and this interactive course cuts through the misinformation to help you better understand this oft-misunderstood macronutrient. We discuss the dietary role of fats, their structure, characteristics and recommended intakes, giving you opportunities throughout to test your knowledge and gain feedback on your understanding.
Length: ~30 mins
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Understanding Protein

Protein is an essential macronutrient, and its role in the diet of the fitness enthusiast has been highlighted by the proliferation of protein supplements on supermarket shelves; this course helps to unpack the role of protein in the diet, the significance of amino acids, as well as protein intake recommendations. We also discuss supplementation and the safety, effectiveness and contraindications relating to this topic.
Length: ~30 mins
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Understanding Carbohydrates

Carbohydrates are the most widely consumed macronutrient, and this course helps you navigate their role in the diet, including their characteristics and structure, current recommended intakes and good sources of carbohydrates and fibre. You will also uncover the concept of Glycaemic Index (GI) and Glycaemic Load, including health consequences of high GI/GL foods and good examples.
Length: ~35mins
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Understanding Vitamins and Minerals

This interactive course provides an interactive platform to discover key vitamins and minerals, their main functions in the body and which foods they are contained in. Antioxidants and macro/trace minerals are also discussed, and we identify the advantages and disadvantages of vitamin and mineral supplementation.
Length: ~45mins
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Understanding Fluids and Hydration

In this short course you will discover the importance of fluids and hydration for survival. You will find out about proper hydration, including the consequences of dehydration, how to assess hydration and how to ensure maximum hydration. In addition, the course explores sports drinks as well as the effect of alcohol and caffeine on the body.
Length: ~30 mins
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Understanding the Digestive System

This course clearly outlines the different sections of the digestive system, including the oesophagus, stomach and intestines. Using clear diagrams and images, we uncover how the different macronutrients are broken down and absorbed, and reveal how other internal organs such as the liver and pancreas assist in digestion.
Length: ~20 mins
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Nutrition Guidelines

This course outlines the current healthy eating guidelines and the national food guide, including the different food groups and portion sizes. You will also be empowered to understand how to access reliable sources of nutritional information, how to interpret that information and how to distinguish between evidence-based claims and marketing claims. Using step-by-step calculations, you will be able to calculate individual energy requirements and identify how much food is required to meet these requirements.
Length: ~40 mins
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